REIDSVILLE, NC -- So you recycle your water bottle, but where does it go after it leaves your hands?
Across the east coast, a Triad company, Repreve, takes the bottle out of your hands, and does the dirty work.
Unifi Inc, which is a part of Repreve, opened the new 'state-of-the-art' facility in Reidsville, Wednesday. The Repreve Bottle Processing Center will sort, clean and chop recycled plastic bottles.
At this center, plastic bottles will be chopped into small pieces called flake. The flake will then be turned into yarn and other products.
Unifi outfitted an existing building to create this plant, thanks in part to a $500,000 from the Rural Infrastructure Authority. While fixing the facility, Unifi employed local contractors.
Each year, an estimated 2.5 billion bottles will be transformed into flake. That will then be shipped to another plant where it will be turned into yarn and other products.
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